Walworth Primary School accept children throughout the academic year. You do not apply to attend Walworth like main stream schools. This page explains the process that has to happen to be able to attend.
How Children are Referred to Walworth School
The local Authority contact us with details of each child and our first objective is to read these details and decide if Walworth would be able to offer the child a place based on their needs.
If we agree that we could meet their needs we arrange meetings with the relevant people involved in that child’s care to come to Walworth usually with the Head or Deputy Head. It is during this visit that Walworth shares information about the school that we consider important that parents/carers should be aware of. During this visit, which could include the child, we ask that parents/carers ask questions about protocol and practices that occur in school. A full tour of the school is undertaken, including information about our residential provision. Parents/Carers also receive a copy of our school brochure.
If the child does not attend the first visit then another visit would be arranged to allow the child to come into school to become familiar with the setting. More visits can be arranged if it was agreed that this would benefit the transition process.
Following the agreed amount of visits a decision then has to be made by parents/carers as to whether they wish to take up a place at Walworth. If they agree the relevant paperwork is completed and we endeavour to begin the child’s education at Walworth as soon as a transport contract can be set up.
Walworth has a planned place number of 90. This means this is the number we are financially funded for by the Local Authority. When this figure is reached, unfortunately we cannot accept any more children until a place within that 90 becomes available. If we keep accepting more children it means your child will not receive the levels of attention and support to allow them to make the maximum progress possible.